Stand Out in the Job Search: Even When You Are Not Looking

Join us for this special gathering and learn from key experts on how to manage your professional career and job transitions – even when you’re not actively looking. We’ll also have plenty of time for networking with fellow women professionals in marketing & communications.

The panel of experts will present ideas and take questions on best practices for building your professional network before you need it, tools and techniques to actively manage your career during transition and even while you are working, how to prepare and stand out during the interview process and what marketing executives look for in the talent being recruited today.


Jeri Meola, Founder and President of SMS Research (division of Padilla)

Tamara Tasche, Vice President of Executive & Transition Services, Career Partner, Inc.

Kristen Steffen, Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Member Engagement, Portico Benefit Services

McKaela Baldus, Managing Director of Staffing, Creatis, Inc.

Host & Moderator: Kathy Hollenhorst, President & CEO of Creatis


Kathy Hollenhorst is a 30+ year business and marketing professional with experience in the restaurant, retail, hospitality, travel and business services industries in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She has developed brands such as Caribou Coffee, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, TGIFriday’s, Houlihan’s, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, United Way, Radisson Hotels, Country Inn & Suites, and Holiday Inn Worldwide. Kathy has led teams from 5 to 50 across all functional areas of marketing and has negotiated business deals in more than 20 countries. Now as President & CEO of Creatis, she brings this “been there done that” experience to make life easier for Creatis clients.

Creatis is a marketing services firm of 100+ employees that helps marketing and creative leaders from companies like Medtronic, UnitedHealthcare, Ecolab, Deluxe, Cargill, University of Minnesota, Ameriprise and others get more work done. Kathy Hollenhorst is a veteran marketing executive from companies such as Carlson Companies, Caribou Coffee, and Greater Twin Cities United Way and also founded her own marketing consulting firm, Blackline Marketing, before joining Creatis as President & CEO in 2014.

Event Details:

Registration & Networking: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Program: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Wrap-up & Networking: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

September 21, 9/21/17 5:00 pm to 9/21/17 7:30 pm

Creatis Offices
227 Colfax Avenue North
Suite 150
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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